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pdk42 17th October 2017 12:58 PM

New lenses coming
 
https://www.43rumors.com/ft5-leaked-...-2-pro-lenses/

Any guesses on price? Under or over 1000?

MJ224 17th October 2017 01:50 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
Are these going to significantly better than the 12-40mm Pro?

As I have the latter, I won't be investing. I'm out.

(Where have I heard that before???)

*chr

pdk42 17th October 2017 02:04 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 429938)
Are these going to significantly better than the 12-40mm Pro?

Well, last time I looked the 12-40 didn't offer f1.2 ! That's the only reason why you'd want to buy them ;) I don't really need them, but I find the 17/1.8 my most used lens and it would be nice to have a bit shallower DOF. I had the CV 17.5 f0.95 for a little while and really liked the results, but found that the lack of AF and manual aperture was a pain. It will be interesting to see how this new Oly lens compares. The 45 doesn't interest me as much. I find the 45/1.8 plenty good enough.

AMc 17th October 2017 02:17 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
Lots of money I expect certainly out of my league.
I'm sure they'll be lovely and I'll see lots of shots promoted by Olympus using the E-M1 ii and these on their social media and magazine marketting channels.

Invicta 17th October 2017 03:12 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
Just over the 1K mark I would guess like the 25mm.

A pro macro lens would be of more interest to me.

The thought of carrying lots of bulky prime lenses kind of defeats the low weight advantage of micro four-thirds.

MJ224 17th October 2017 03:45 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 429943)
Well, last time I looked the 12-40 didn't offer f1.2 ! That's the only reason why you'd want to buy them ;) .

Yes accepted..................*chr

But is that one stop a huge advantage? One stop slower shutter speed or one stop higher ISO....Unless the quality is that much better than the 12-40 pro

I know there will be circumstances where this one stop will be good, but not for me. I'm out :):)

Mark j

Bikie John 17th October 2017 04:57 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
I love the 25mm f/1.2, it really suits a lot of the small gig work I do. I'm sure the matching 17 and 45 will be gorgeous as well, but I hope to avoid temptation!

John

pdk42 17th October 2017 04:59 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 429958)
Yes accepted..................*chr

But is that one stop a huge advantage? One stop slower shutter speed or one stop higher ISO....Unless the quality is that much better than the 12-40 pro

I know there will be circumstances where this one stop will be good, but not for me. I'm out :):)

Mark j

F2.8 to f1.2 is 2.5 stops isn't it?

pdk42 17th October 2017 05:04 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bikie John (Post 429965)
I love the 25mm f/1.2, it really suits a lot of the small gig work I do. I'm sure the matching 17 and 45 will be gorgeous as well, but I hope to avoid temptation!

John

I took a look at the samples gallery for the 25/1.2 on mu43.com and I must say it does have a very nice in-focus to out-of-focus transition. I Ike the images it produces.

MJ224 17th October 2017 05:16 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 429966)
F2.8 to f1.2 is 2.5 stops isn't it?

You know better than me I guess.

Is it not one stop?? What are the values of the 5 then?

Not at all sure how the "stops" are valued, logarithmic or straight line??

Educate me...:):)

*chr

MJ224 17th October 2017 05:24 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
Hi Paul,

Hope you are OK with my questions re this thread.

I obviously need to be educated re stop values.

I always imagined they were arithmetical, ie 5.6 is half of 2.8, and thus 1.2 is slightly less than half of 2.8.

Be a good topic for a thread, as it will allow us mortals to evaluate a lens and its true speed...........

Great phots in your last thread..........:)

*chr

David M 17th October 2017 10:04 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
I'm more interested in the rumoured Panasonic high end mFT body for photo enthusiasts.

It will be interesting to see what Panasonic think serious photographers want in a body. I will either be laughing at it or abandoning Olympus.

pdk42 17th October 2017 10:17 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by David M (Post 429996)
I'm more interested in the rumoured Panasonic high end mFT body for photo enthusiasts.

It will be interesting to see what Panasonic think serious photographers want in a body. I will either be laughing at it or abandoning Olympus.

I've not heard that rumour David. I wonder what they have in mind. For me it would be something with a serious step up in sensor performance:

- BSI for improved higher ISO performance
- Lower native ISO (ideally 64)
- Global shutter (fast readout time electronic shutter)

Of course, that's me as a mainly landscape/cityscape guy. The BIF or sports guys would probably want improved AF on the list.

My suspicion though is that they'll do none of these things. The GH5 is already an excellent video and stills camera and the G80 a superb slightly cheaper version!

David M 17th October 2017 10:26 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 429998)
I've not heard that rumour David. I wonder what they have in mind. For me it would be something with a serious step up in sensor performance:

- BSI for improved higher ISO performance
- Lower native ISO (ideally 64)
- Global shutter (fast readout time electronic shutter)

Of course, that's me as a mainly landscape/cityscape guy. The BIF or sports guys would probably want improved AF on the list.

My suspicion though is that they'll do none of these things. The GH5 is already an excellent video and stills camera and the G80 a superb slightly cheaper version!

There's a lot of speculation but there's a Panasonic announcement scheduled for some time in early November. As I said, it will be interesting to see what Panasonic think photo enthusiasts want in a camera.

pdk42 17th October 2017 10:29 PM

Re: New lenses coming
 
A quick Google reveals that the GX9 might be launched next month. That's believable. I expect the same 20Mp sensor in a similar body but with the IBIS and shutter from the GX89/85. Maybe a few of the video features from the GH5 too. Nothing overall that would pull me away from Olympus - although I do think such a body would give the Pen F a run for its money.


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